February 29, 2024
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A husband and spouse accused within the demise of a girl who was flung to the bottom whereas making an attempt to carry onto the hood of a transferring van within the Mountain View neighborhood pleaded not responsible Tuesday to homicide costs.

Cory Skellion, 27, and Brooklyn Broadway, 25, are charged within the demise of the 32-year-old sufferer, recognized in a legal grievance as Angelica “Gel” Wuerth. San Diego police stated Skellion and Broadway had beforehand rented a home from Wuerth.

The sufferer was discovered within the roadway simply after 8 p.m. on Nov. 10. She was taken to a hospital, the place she died the next day.

Whereas the preliminary name to police reported {that a} pedestrian was struck by a car, police stated that upon additional investigation, it was found that the sufferer was concerned in a “confrontation” with Skellion and Broadway close to Jamul Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard simply earlier than she sustained her deadly accidents.

In accordance with SDPD Lt. Jud Campbell, the sufferer was first bumped by a van Skellion was driving. Then with the sufferer grabbing onto the hood, the van drove along with her atop the car, and she or he was finally slung from the van, the lieutenant stated.

Skellion and Broadway have been arrested on Nov. 15. Skellion was arrested on suspicion of homicide whereas Broadway was arrested on suspicion of being an adjunct, however prosecutors charged each with homicide. Each defendants stay in county jail and are being held with out bail, although a listening to has been scheduled for Friday morning to re-examine their bail standing.

Protection attorneys for each Skellion and Broadway stated their purchasers are a newly married couple initially from the South who’re comparatively new to San Diego.

Alicia Freeze, one of many attorneys representing Skellion, stated her shopper was working at Marine Corps Recruit Depot on the time. Broadway’s legal professional, Brandon Naidu, stated she is a San Diego-based active-duty member of the Navy.

Whereas a prosecutor and the attorneys declined to get into particular particulars concerning what led to the fatality, Freeze stated it was a “very layered, very difficult state of affairs” and that “this was months and months of points between these events.”

The protection attorneys stated the legal case and costs have been a shock to relations.

“These children have by no means been in hassle earlier than,” stated Freeze, who famous each Skellion and Broadway haven’t any prior legal historical past.

Naidu stated, “This isn’t a typical case. These should not typical defendants and we’re going to be combating very exhausting to display their innocence on this case.”

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.